Westland Single Cask Release #221
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington, USA
This whisky is using a different yeast strain than their standard non-peated bottling, the American Single Malt. The barrel used to age the whisky is only at a Char No. 3 level rather than the standard No. 4 level (a heavy char) and is aged for just over 2 years. The five malt mash bill is identical to the standard bottling: Washington Select Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Extra Special Malt, Pale Chocolate Malt, and Brown Malt.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"With the lighter char level, the whisky is more about dried herbs and dried flowers. Adding just a splash of water brings out a roasted nut quality with a side of milk chocolate pudding. The whisky isn't sweet from the vanilla you'd get from the barrels, but rather from the cereal itself."